The Manassas, Virginia, city council on Monday approved an ordinance that abortion access advocates say would threaten to close the city’s lone abortion clinic.
Virginia budget negotiators on Monday agreed to a plan that leaves out two anti-choice amendments previously proposed by house lawmakers.
The restrictive and medically dubious abortion regulations passed a year ago in Virginia are being challenged by state officials, and could be effectively overturned.
Signed into effect in late December after a two-year back-and-forth between the state health board and the vehemently anti-choice governor’s administration, the medically unnecessary requirements will force many clinics to invest significant amounts of money in upgrades and modifications or else close.
A clinic that has seen women walk through its doors for four decades is being shuttered due to a new law forcing it to either rebuild its facilities or close.